Period
to 22 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Software Development
England > North East
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 398 553 634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 31.89% 33.72% 32.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 36.38% 38.19% 37.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 409 477
North East median daily rate £433 £394 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.91% -10.67% +10.13%
10th Percentile £295 £300 £303
90th Percentile £609 £528 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
North East median hourly rate £38.75 - £10.50
10th Percentile £35.63 - £10.25
90th Percentile £42.88 - £10.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +19.75%

Agile Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,094 1,448 1,696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.66% 88.29% 85.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 760 967 1,083
North East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £250
90th Percentile £576 £537 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 50 56
North East median hourly rate £23.50 £27.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.76% +39.74% +44.44%
10th Percentile £10.56 £11.98 £11.78
90th Percentile £47.55 £43.00 £29.13
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.27
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.43% +10.81%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the North East region over the 6 months to 22 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear 0 367 £450 +12.50% 59
Durham +4 24 £375 +12.78% 21
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 115 (28.89%) Scrum
2 96 (24.12%) DevOps
3 90 (22.61%) Degree
4 78 (19.60%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (19.60%) Problem-Solving
5 71 (17.84%) User Experience
6 69 (17.34%) Linux
7 67 (16.83%) Project Management
7 67 (16.83%) BDD
8 65 (16.33%) Mentoring
9 64 (16.08%) HTML
10 61 (15.33%) Java
10 61 (15.33%) Jenkins
11 60 (15.08%) TDD
12 59 (14.82%) Waterfall
13 55 (13.82%) Git (software)
14 54 (13.57%) Open Source
14 54 (13.57%) JIRA
15 52 (13.07%) Finance
15 52 (13.07%) Continuous Improvement
16 51 (12.81%) SFIA
16 51 (12.81%) Continuous Integration
17 49 (12.31%) SQL
18 47 (11.81%) Usability Testing
19 46 (11.56%) Microsoft
20 45 (11.31%) CSS
21 44 (11.06%) .NET
22 42 (10.55%) JavaScript
22 42 (10.55%) Windows
22 42 (10.55%) Puppet

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 41 (10.30%) Confluence
2 11 (2.76%) OpenStack
3 10 (2.51%) WebLogic
3 10 (2.51%) WebSphere
4 8 (2.01%) CMS
4 8 (2.01%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.76%) Apache
5 7 (1.76%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (1.51%) IIS
6 6 (1.51%) JBoss
6 6 (1.51%) nginx
7 5 (1.26%) FileNet
8 4 (1.01%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.75%) Jetty
9 3 (0.75%) Mongrel
9 3 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.75%) SAS
9 3 (0.75%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (3.52%) MS Visio
3 12 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (2.51%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.25%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.25%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (1.51%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 41 (10.30%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.52%) Slack
4 12 (3.02%) SaaS
5 10 (2.51%) PaaS
6 9 (2.26%) Datadog
7 4 (1.01%) IaaS
7 4 (1.01%) Office 365
8 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.75%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.50%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.50%) GitHub
9 2 (0.50%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.25%) Boomi
10 1 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.25%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.25%) Serverless
10 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.26%) DHCP
1 9 (2.26%) DNS
1 9 (2.26%) Network Security
2 8 (2.01%) SMS
2 8 (2.01%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.76%) Firewall
3 7 (1.76%) Internet
3 7 (1.76%) SSL
4 6 (1.51%) Unified Communications
4 6 (1.51%) VPN
5 5 (1.26%) HTTP
6 4 (1.01%) BGP
6 4 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (1.01%) IP Telephony
6 4 (1.01%) OSPF
6 4 (1.01%) WAN
7 3 (0.75%) FTP
7 3 (0.75%) IPsec
8 2 (0.50%) PBX
8 2 (0.50%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.54%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (4.52%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (3.77%) NoSQL
5 14 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (3.02%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.26%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (2.26%) MongoDB
8 8 (2.01%) MySQL
8 8 (2.01%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.51%) Amazon Redshift
9 6 (1.51%) Big Data
10 4 (1.01%) OLAP
10 4 (1.01%) Oracle OLAP
11 3 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.50%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.50%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 61 (15.33%) Jenkins
2 55 (13.82%) Git (software)
3 54 (13.57%) JIRA
4 23 (5.78%) Selenium
5 17 (4.27%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (3.52%) Cucumber
6 14 (3.52%) JMeter
7 13 (3.27%) SpecFlow
8 12 (3.02%) Burp Suite
8 12 (3.02%) HP UFT
8 12 (3.02%) LoadRunner
8 12 (3.02%) Subversion
8 12 (3.02%) Visual Studio
9 10 (2.51%) WebDriver
10 7 (1.76%) JUnit
10 7 (1.76%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.26%) Gradle
11 5 (1.26%) Maven
12 4 (1.01%) Hamcrest
12 4 (1.01%) SoapUI
General
1 52 (13.07%) Finance
2 15 (3.77%) Banking
3 13 (3.27%) Legal
4 9 (2.26%) Marketing
4 9 (2.26%) Publishing
4 9 (2.26%) Retail Banking
5 7 (1.76%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.75%) Electronics
6 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.50%) Retail
8 1 (0.25%) Automotive
8 1 (0.25%) Billing
8 1 (0.25%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 72 (18.09%) Developer
2 55 (13.82%) User Researcher
3 51 (12.81%) Analyst
4 42 (10.55%) Business Analyst
5 38 (9.55%) DevOps Engineer
6 34 (8.54%) Designer
7 24 (6.03%) C# Developer
8 18 (4.52%) Architect
9 15 (3.77%) Java Developer
9 15 (3.77%) Project Manager
10 14 (3.52%) .NET Developer
10 14 (3.52%) Digital Analyst
10 14 (3.52%) Digital Business Analyst
10 14 (3.52%) Lead DevOps
11 13 (3.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (3.27%) Test Engineer
12 12 (3.02%) Consultant
12 12 (3.02%) Content Designer
12 12 (3.02%) DevOps Consultant
12 12 (3.02%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (16.08%) HTML
2 45 (11.31%) CSS
3 44 (11.06%) .NET
4 31 (7.79%) Web Services
5 26 (6.53%) ASP.NET
5 26 (6.53%) REST
6 19 (4.77%) jQuery
6 19 (4.77%) Software Packaging
7 16 (4.02%) ASP.NET MVC
7 16 (4.02%) Spring
8 15 (3.77%) AngularJS
8 15 (3.77%) RESTful
9 13 (3.27%) JSON
10 12 (3.02%) HTML5
11 11 (2.76%) Elastic Stack
12 10 (2.51%) XML
13 9 (2.26%) Ajax
13 9 (2.26%) Node.js
14 7 (1.76%) .NET Framework
14 7 (1.76%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 78 (19.60%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (17.84%) User Experience
3 24 (6.03%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.02%) Data Centre
4 16 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (3.77%) Blog
6 12 (3.02%) Mobile App
7 10 (2.51%) Social Media
8 5 (1.26%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.01%) DataPower
9 4 (1.01%) NHS
9 4 (1.01%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.75%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.75%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.50%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.50%) RIA
11 2 (0.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 69 (17.34%) Linux
2 42 (10.55%) Windows
3 16 (4.02%) Unix
4 14 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.51%) AIX
5 6 (1.51%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.01%) Debian
6 4 (1.01%) VMS
7 3 (0.75%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.50%) Android
8 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (28.89%) Scrum
2 96 (24.12%) DevOps
3 78 (19.60%) Problem-Solving
4 67 (16.83%) BDD
4 67 (16.83%) Project Management
5 65 (16.33%) Mentoring
6 60 (15.08%) TDD
7 59 (14.82%) Waterfall
8 54 (13.57%) Open Source
9 52 (13.07%) Continuous Improvement
10 51 (12.81%) Continuous Integration
10 51 (12.81%) SFIA
11 47 (11.81%) Usability Testing
12 42 (10.55%) Coaching
13 41 (10.30%) Market Research
14 40 (10.05%) Configuration Management
15 39 (9.80%) Psychology
16 37 (9.30%) ITIL
16 37 (9.30%) MVC
17 36 (9.05%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 61 (15.33%) Java
2 49 (12.31%) SQL
3 42 (10.55%) JavaScript
4 37 (9.30%) C#
5 29 (7.29%) Python
6 23 (5.78%) Ruby
7 20 (5.03%) Perl
8 16 (4.02%) T-SQL
9 15 (3.77%) PowerShell
10 14 (3.52%) Bash Shell
11 12 (3.02%) C
12 11 (2.76%) C++
12 11 (2.76%) Scala
13 5 (1.26%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.26%) VB.NET
14 4 (1.01%) Java 8
14 4 (1.01%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.50%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.50%) Go
15 2 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 90 (22.61%) Degree
2 33 (8.29%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.27%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.27%) ISEB
5 9 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.76%) CISSP
7 6 (1.51%) CCDP
7 6 (1.51%) CCIE
7 6 (1.51%) CCNP
7 6 (1.51%) Chartered Engineer
7 6 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.51%) CISM
8 3 (0.75%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.50%) CIPD
9 2 (0.50%) CITP
9 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.28%) QA
2 13 (3.27%) WCAG
3 3 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.50%) PMO
5 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.25%) GDPR
5 1 (0.25%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.25%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.25%) P3O
System Software
1 16 (4.02%) Docker
2 6 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.01%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.75%) Xen
5 2 (0.50%) Firmware
5 2 (0.50%) LXC
5 2 (0.50%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 42 (10.55%) Puppet
2 32 (8.04%) Ansible
3 23 (5.78%) Terraform
4 13 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (3.02%) Nagios
5 12 (3.02%) Nessus
6 8 (2.01%) Kubernetes
7 7 (1.76%) Packer
8 5 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (1.01%) Forum Sentry
9 4 (1.01%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.75%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 2 (0.50%) Dollar Universe
12 1 (0.25%) Grafana
12 1 (0.25%) Graylog
12 1 (0.25%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.25%) Kibana
12 1 (0.25%) logstash
Vendors
1 46 (11.56%) Microsoft
2 40 (10.05%) Oracle
3 16 (4.02%) Red Hat
4 13 (3.27%) Capita
5 10 (2.51%) Informatica
5 10 (2.51%) New Relic
5 10 (2.51%) Splunk
6 9 (2.26%) Cloudera
6 9 (2.26%) Hortonworks
7 8 (2.01%) HP
7 8 (2.01%) SAP
8 7 (1.76%) Cisco
9 6 (1.51%) Axway
9 6 (1.51%) IBM
9 6 (1.51%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.51%) Siebel
10 5 (1.26%) Google
11 4 (1.01%) Sun
11 4 (1.01%) Tableau
11 4 (1.01%) VMware